Norton 2009, I don't feel protected

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by larryb52, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

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    Call it buyers remorse or a product so damamged by years of bashing or my wondering what happens to the all those pulse updates that I miss when I am away at work. Do I really get them when I turn the computer back on? Or maybe I don't believe Norton can actually deliever that one do all product but I'm removing Norton this morning & going with something else...I'm sorry Norton I want protection & again apologies to those that will toss test results at me. I don't run my computer in a lab and a couple questionable places I do go got no warnings , bells & whistles going off so as sad I just don't trust this...
     
  2. trjam

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    I am with you Larry. Saw a couple of things that made me start thinking and removed it.:doubt:
     
  3. Technic

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    I feel myself very protected.
     
  4. risl

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    Perhaps it's the "heavy industrial feel" or something. :blink:
     
  5. trjam

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    I really dont know, I have no doubt on its ability but I felt like Larry. We both may be wrong, but each should do as they feel.
     
  6. denniz

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    Maybe give some examples?
     
  7. Coolio10

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    For some people its just too quiet. Even kaspersky in automatic mode will create popups from time to time.
     
  8. vijayind

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    Norton 2009 is geared towards the non-techie crowd, so its designed not show pop-ups. Since most people seem to have ardent fear of pop-ups. Esp. those which say it found infection,suspicious object,etc.

    So its no surprise, you never say any bells run. Now with the statistical data available, Norton 2009 should be very effective in all most every scenario. So unless you elaborate on "a couple questionable places ", it won't be easy to predict if you were right.
     
  9. trjam

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    when I got home yesterday the tray icon was gone. I had to restart the AV, that is what I have. I checked the recent history and it said something about unauthorized login or access. The only person who had been on it was my 12 year old daughter.
     
  10. HAN

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    It's not perfect but for the initial release, it's far more stable than some we've seen, (like AVG 8, which wreaked havoc by the thousands.) I've had NIS 2009 running on both of my XP PCs since it came out.

    That said, I've had trouble with occasional slow boots on one PC. On that PC, I have rolled back to my earlier setup. But on the other one, I'm keeping it. I feel comfortable that it is providing very competent protection.

    Based on exchanges I've seen at the Norton support forums, I believe Symantec is committed to making this a good product. (FYI, Symantec has said that a version upgrade for NAV/NIS 2009 is slated for release in October.)
     
  11. doktornotor

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    Eh, haven't even installed it. I simply lost all trust in this vendor, their products and support and am not going back anytime soon. Their "enterprise" products have been the last straw that broke the camel's back and an occasional peek at their forums confirms it's not just bad luck. :thumbd:
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    Dito to topic,Something that I experienced when I trialed it. I did a copy update with FD-PC Rescue So NAV 2009 would be included with my active work area and wouldbe included in my rescue area.When I booted to my rescue area it said I disabled the real time protectection tray icon showing it was disable.openning the main gui to fix real time protection I got some error but realtime status went back to normal anyways.when I Booted back to my original area the real time protection disable once again followed by the same error and once again back to normal.Seems my snaps shots killed norton.
     
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  13. Big Apple

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    And which brand gets spanked tomorrow? Man.....Norton is one of the better security products, stop frigging around with your pc all day and stop changing AV 5 times a week and you'll see how stable it can be.
     
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    Hi Larry,
    regarding pulse updates:
    a pulse update is a slice of the pie. a standard live update is a full pie. so if you dont have your computer on for a day when you turn it on it will download the lastest full pie then the slices of the next pie.
     
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    I don't feel protected with it because I am not protected with it.
     
  16. silver0066

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    The thing I don't like about it is that it deletes what it considers viruses, automatically. There is no way to change this.

    Many people have dumped it for this reason according to the Norton Forums.

    Silver
     
  17. doktornotor

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    Well, I guess this is related to the whole concept... It's simply BFU-aimed product. I never really liked stuff like this, the above is just one example, another e.g. the firewall in NIS, eh how about giving me some options and making it configurable, mkay? :doubt:
     
  18. denniz

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    It doesn't delete... it quarantines. There is a difference! Quarantined items can be restored in the wink of an eye. Also Norton is famous for having very few false positives, so the chance of it deleting something it shouldn't have is very small.
     
  19. doktornotor

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    Unless you quarantine a critical system file, rendering your system unbootable.
     
  20. Victek

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    If you want NIS 2009 to give you alerts you have to change the default configuration. If you go into advanced firewall settings, turn off "automatic program control" and turn on "Advanced Events Monitoring" you will receive permission pop-ups for application internet access, etc. Norton can be as noisy as any other security program. It simply defaults to silent mode for the benefit of people who would rather not deal with security alerts. After years of dealing with security pop-ups I'm enjoying the peace and quiet of NIS 2009.
     
  21. denniz

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    Unlike the Anti-Virus part of NIS, the firewall part has a complete manual override. If you set it to manual, then it will behave more like a HIPS product and flood you with pop-ups. ;)

    What I don't understand is why the firewall can be set in manual mode, while the anti-virus cannot.
     
  22. bigc73542

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    Doesn't stop the auto deleting of detected files??
     
  23. denniz

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    That only applies to compressed files.. ;)
     
  24. Coolio10

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    I think that only affects manual scanning.
     
  25. bigc73542

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    Thats not what it states it shows compressed file scan and auto delete files a separate settings and it should apply to all files
     
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